Weekly Round Up 3.0

Welcome readers, to the Weekly Round Up for October 17th- 23rd. The days went by in a blur, honesty, as I finished up a two week house sit in the south east neighborhood of Richmond.

Saturday October 17th I enjoyed a food cart breakfast at Tidbit Food Farm and Garden thanks to Smaaken Waffles and a pint of Bullrun Bramble Berry cider. Then I didn’t do much more than read some of my book, drink wine and go to bed.

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Sunday October 18th, basically a repeat of Saturday… I graced Tidbit Food Farm with my presence again and went big– Namu’s Korean-Hawaiian lunch plate– pulled pork, rice, macaroni salad. Sometimes ya gotta eat lunch for breakfast. Also at the food carts: Lodekka Double Decker Dress Shop. A ridiculously adorable vintage clothes shop on wheels.

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I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning the house and hanging with the kitties.

Monday October, 19th was an awful day at work, my boss has started micromanaging me and accused me of lying. Good times. However, that interaction solidified my decision to look for a different position within the district office as well as getting laser-focused on getting shit together with the blog and adding some cool resources here in the upcoming weeks.

This week I have been staying in the Roseway neighborhood in north east Portland, sleeping on my friend’s couch. The first night of our friend sleepover had us drinking beers and listening to music on the front porch until it got too cold to sit outside any longer.

Tuesday, October 20 after work I went to Heart Roasters for coffee and it just so happened to be their 6th anniversary so customers received free coffee. It’s all about the small wins, people. I worked on shining up my resume, adding a few more big words here and some relevant work experience there. I made the now “famous” vegan lasagna from Healthy Recipe Ecstasy again and it was amazing.

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Wednesday, October 21 Wake up, work, repeat. I had dinner with friends at The Oregon Public House this evening, a really cool non profit pub that donates it’s revenue to a rotating list of local organizations and is run by volunteers. Later that evening I met up with some more friends and enjoyed one too many drinks at Double Barrel bar back in south east.

Thursday, October 22 was… forgettable? I don’t even remember Thursday. I did end up crashing at my parent’s house that night. Oh! But I did submit my resume to a new position, so let’s see what happens.

Friday, October 23 , again, was a blur of a day. This past week left me pensive but resolute to continue to pursue building my blog– lot’s of creative plans in the works to make this a beautiful and useful blog you want to cheat on all other blogs with.

Ok, my weekly obsession is The Big Broadcast on WAMU 88.5 American University Radio, which can be streamed online. It is a weekly Sunday radio show that features programs from the golden age of radio including Gunsmoke and Detective Johnny Dollar. So freaking good and I love that I can just turn it on and bust out some work and two hours fly by. Do yourself a favor and start listening to this, like right now.

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OMG.Last Week of October Events:

You guys do realize that Halloween is next weekend, right?? Well, there is no shortage of spooky, weird shit that you can do to get in the festive mood. Here are a few suggestions:

Halloween Organ Spooktacular

This is a family friendly event:

Friday, October 30 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Trinity organists offer up bone-chilling performances of some of your favorite spooky organ works for this family-friendly Halloween favorite . BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) pumpkin-carving party at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation and you can come dressed up in costume. This is weird enough, it just might work.

 Fright Town

This is a given, you just have to go to this:

Saturday, October 24 at 7:00pm through October 31st at Memorial Coliseum $22.

Check out the three haunted houses of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Madness, Baron von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors, and the Witch House, which invites guests to investigate a deranged cult.

Tour of Untimely Departures

I’m definitely going to this one:

Saturday, October 31 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Lone Fir Cemetery

Ghostly guides escort groups of guests on one of two candle-lit routes where they meet some of the cemetery’s residents and hear the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures.

Do you have other suggestions for events around town this week in celebration of Halloween?? Share below!

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